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The following tables are the records of a period of forty-three years, beginning September 1st, 1863, and ending 31st, 1906:

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Age When Deafness Occurred. Under one year

531 Between six and seven years.. Between one and two years ... 196 Between seven and eight yrs.. Between two and three years.. 106 Between eight and nine years. Between three and four years.. 71 Between nine and ten years... Between four and five years.. 42 Between ten nd nineteen yrs. Between five and six years

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This is a free, unsectarian school, established and supported by the State, for the education of children, who by reason of deafness are unable to be educated in the public school.

Board, care, and instruction are free, but parents and guardians must provide clothing and traveling expenses. A deposit of not less than five dollars is required at the beginning of each school year.

Counties from which pupils come will render assistance when needed for clothing and transportation. (Chapter 205, Section 7, General Laws 1887.)

Deaf children residing in Minnesota are admitted after eight and until they are twenty-five years of age.

The regular course of instruction embraces ten years. In emergencies a longer time is granted.

The course of study embraces that pursued in the public schools with some modifications in order to adapt it to this special work. In addition to this a number of industries are taught.

We have an oral department in which pupils are taught to speak and to read speech from the lips.

No provision is made for the support or care of children during the summer vacation. During this time parents are expected to take charge of their children.

The proper time for pupils to enter school each year is at its opening on the second Tuesday of September. The school closes on the first Tuesday of June.

All applications for admission to the school, all money for pupils and letters of inquiry should be sent to

J. N. TATE, Superintendent,

School for the Deaf,

Faribault, Minn.



To the Honorable State Board of Control.

Gentlemen: When the Advisory Commission of the Minnesota State Sanatorium appeared at your request before the appropriation committee of the last Legislature, it was to ask that a sufficient appropriation might be made wherewith to erect the administration building as shown on the adopted plans. To do this $100,000 was asked for. The Legislature appropriated $50,000. This made it necessary to build a part of one of the wings instead of the administration building. The contract for this building is about $39,252. This made it necessary to put in a temporary heating plant, kitchen, laundry, gas plant and so forth. One of the wards has been adapted

to the requirements of a dining room. Temporary quarters have been ar• ranged for the personnel of the institution in another ward. In short, a great deal of work has had to be done which will have to be torn out when the institution is finished. It also has restricted the capacity of the institution to a comparatively small number of patients, which is a misfortune, since it will necessarily greatly increase the per capita cost. This will fall heavily on those this institution was intended to aid. The institution can only be supported by a large number of patients unless the charge to each one is put at a figure which the poor cannot pay.

During the past two years much work has been done on the grounds. A road a mile and a half long has been graded from east to west through the property at a cost of $4,167.33. This involved clearing a stretch 4 rods wide and one and one half miles long through heavy timber. This road connects at its western end with a county road leading into Walker. Its eastern terminus is at the railroad station on the eastern line of the property. The building site has been brushed and partially cleared to the extent of some twenty-five acres at a cost of $400. A six-room cottage has been erected for the farmer which cost $2,300. The United States government has transferred to the state a forty acre tract of flowage lands, which we needed to complete the park,

The water supply and sewers have still to be installed. This includes a pumping station, reservoir, pipe lines, the main sewer to a septic tank and filter beds, all of which will cost $12,000. This work can be paid for out of the present appropriation.

With the water works and the sewerage system completed the institution will be ready to be furnished and to receive patients. Dr. Walter J. Marcley, who has been the resident superintendent of the Massachusetts State Sanatorium since it was opened in 1898, has been nominated as superin



West Wing, Main Building.

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